3U VPX embedded computing for artificial intelligence (AI), electronic warfare (EW) offered by Curtiss-Wright

May 13, 2021
Card complies with the U.S. Army C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and aligns with Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) standards.

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-4935 3U OpenVPX general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) module for compute-intensive intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), and electronic warfare (EW) applications.

The module is designed in compliance with the U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Center’s C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and aligned with standards being defined by The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium.

This rugged SOSA-aligned variant of the VPX3-4935 -- an NVIDIA Quadro Turing based GPGPU processor card -- is for accelerating tensor/matrix computation used for deep learning neural network inference used in deployed artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications requiring teraFLOPS of accelerated processing.

These applications include high-performance radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), electro-optical and infrared sensor processing, data fusion ingest, processing and display, and autonomous vehicles.

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The VPX3-4935 SOSA aligned module feature an NVIDIA Quadro Turing TU104 (RTX5000E) GPU that delivers 11.2 TFLOPS/TIPS performance. It provides 3072 CUDA cores, 384 tensor cores, and 48 ray-tracing (RT) cores.

Designed to work with NVIDIA TensorRT and CUDA cores, the module’s Turing tensor cores add INT8 and INT4 matrix operation while continuing support for high-precision embedded computing workloads.

Resulting from its reseller agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology Inc. in Cleveland, the VPX3-4935 modules have been pre-validated, and complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Turing GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of high-performance embedded computing into SOSA-aligned deployed systems.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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